The Geography program develops and strengthens your ability to interpret and explain the occurrence, spatial distribution, and interrelationships of the Earth's physical features and social elements.

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Urban Studies

Urban Studies is a broad interdisciplinary program designed to provide an integrated understanding of the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural processes that shape urban life.

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Earth Science

Earth Science is the study of the materials that make up the Earth and the natural and human processes that shape the landscape.

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UCalgary Team to work on Dene Nation Project

Dene Nation seeks approval to search 15 residential school sites 

The project team includes Gwichya Gwich'in professor Crystal Fraser, a renowned expert in residential school history at the UCalgary, PhD student and Pehdzeh Ki First Nation member Rebecca Gray, and UCalgary Geography professor Dr. Brian Moorman, a "world expert" in ground penetrating radar, who has studied burial sites in Fort Providence and at Taltheilei Narrows.

Research co-ordinator Tom Andrews told the delegation the project plan is to spend a year researching archives for potential unmarked grave sites, interviewing Elders and gathering names of students who were recorded as having died in residential schools. 

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We offer students the opportunity to undertake thesis-based graduate studies leading to MA, MSc and PhD degrees. We also offer international students the opportunity to come to our department as Visiting Students.


MGIS Program

The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) is an advanced course-based program with an independent research component renowned for its successful development of GIS professionals and academics.

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Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology

Get a career edge – learn how to integrate geospatial technologies in your work and your future career.

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